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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed

    Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed
    A town hall meeting to discuss a proposed federal immigrant detention center in the south suburbs was called off today due to security concerns related to the NATO summit, officials said. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. postponed the meeting at the Crete-...
  • Voting community conversation: Why will you vote in 2012?

    Voting community conversation: Why will you vote in 2012?
    On a big week for election news, Trib Nation invited a diverse group of connectors to have lunch with us and share their view of the 2012 election. What do they see as the campaign's narrative? More importantly, what is motivating them and the people...
  • Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants

    Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants
    Local immigrant advocates today praised the president’s order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, though they remain hopeful that Congress will pass a comprehensive law providing a path to citizenship. Alaa Mukahhal, 25,...
  • Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly

    Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a long standing Chicago practice on the books to ensure that police detain only undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals. The symbolic ordinance Emanuel proposed Tuesday would allow city police to...
  • Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters

    Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters
    While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is planning a private party in McCormick Place for supporters on election night, plans for a smattering of open gatherings are beginning to emerge in the final days of the presidential race. An...
  • Obama rally: McCormick Place site to limit attendance

    Obama rally: McCormick Place site to limit attendance
    Four years ago, Janesh Rahlan watched the Grant Park presidential election extravaganza play out on TV from the confines of his parent's Aurora home. "I did want to go, but my parents said that is not happening on a school night," said Rahlan, now 20 and...
  • Illegal immigrant driver's license measure sails through Illinois Senate

    Illegal immigrant driver's license measure sails through Illinois Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today¬†approved legislation¬†that would allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have special drivers licenses, but the bill’s fate in the House is still up in the air. The proposal, sponsored by...
  • Student activists pleased with Illinois DREAM Act passage

     
    When Illinois passed its own version of the DREAM Act in late May, a DePaul student group shared some of the credit in the successful lobbying effort....
  • Rhubarb patch: Will GOP presidential hopefuls fail to KO wobbly Obama?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
  • Student's deportation is stayed

    Reversing course, the Obama administration granted a one-year reprieve Thursday to Rigo Padilla, an undocumented college student whose months-long quest to avoid being kicked out of the country has fueled street rallies, an Internet campaign and growing...